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Fabian Bacitra 

His Excellency 
The Most Reverend Richard James Gushing 
Archbishop of Boston 



His Excellency 

The Most Reverend Christopher Joseph Weldon 
Bishop of Springfield 



ELMS COLLEGE ARCHIVES 
291 SPRINGFIELD ST. 
CHICOPEE, MA 01013-2839 



Solemn Installation 

OF 

HIS EXCELLENCY 
The Most Reverend 

CHRISTOPHER JOSEPH WELDON 

as 

BISHOP OF SPRINGFIELD 
by 

HIS EXCELLENCY 

The Most Reverend 

RICHARD JAMES GUSHING 

Archbishop of Boston 

CATHEDRAL OF ST. MICHAEL 

Springfield, Massachusetts 

MARCH THE TWENTY-EIGHT 
NINETEEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY 



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Springfield "Diocese 



The four western counties of Massachusetts — Hampden, 
Hampshire, FrankHn and Berkshire — which constitute the Diocese 
of Springfield, are located in the foothills of the White Mountains 
and of the Green Mountains, and in two river valleys — the Con- 
necticut and the Housatonic. Until the erection of the Diocese of 
Worcester on March 7, 1950, the County of Worcester was also 
included in the Diocese of Springfield. 

The topography of the diocese has had an important part in 
shaping its history. The early industries used the water power of 
the rivers, and farms made good use of the fertile soil of the hills and 
valleys. With the industrial revolution came the expansion of the 
mills and the extension of railways and water-routes. In God's 
Providence these opportunities for employment and economic and 
social security, joined with difficulties in mother countries such as 
famine in Ireland, persecution in Poland, evacuation of the Evan- 
geline country, brought large numbers of Catholics to an area 
where during colonial days their presence was legally proscribed. 
We are now blessed by having side by side here in the unity of God's 
family, children of many nationalities, French, Polish, Irish, 
Lithuanian, Italian, Ukranian, English, Slovak, Syrian, Portugese, 
German and others. 

The principal population centers of the Diocese of Springfield, 
as presently constituted, are Springfield, Chicopee, Holyoke, 
Northampton, Westfield, Greenfield, North Adams and Pittsfield. 
Holyoke's development is largely due to its utilization of the power 
in the Connecticut River. Greenfield and North Adams trace their 
growth to the extension of the Boston and Maine Railroad, which 
drives its course under Hoosac Mountain. Pittsfield expanded as a 
result of the discovery, made at Great Barrington and there, of the 
alternating electrical current and the consequent development of 
electrical works. Springfield, Westfield and Chicopee draw their 
strength mostly from the urbanization which follows the enlarge- 
ment of mills and factories. 

Five years ago the Diocese of Springfield celebrated the dia- 
mond jubilee of its erection by Pope Pius IX. When it was set off' 
from the Diocese of Boston in 1870, it numbered 32 parishes and 
33 outlying missions, and its one hundred thousand Catholics were 
cared for by 45 diocesan clergy and six Jesuits. Today its diocesan 



clergy, numbering 285, labor in 122 parishes and 18 missions, while 
133 of the regular clergy function in parish and classroom. 

During the eighty years of its life the Diocese of Springfield 
has been administered by three Bishops — Most Reverend Patrick 
Thomas O'Reilly, 1870-1892; Most Reverend Thomas Daniel 
Beaven, 1892-1920; and Most Reverend Thomas Mary O'Leary, 
1921-1949. During those years seven of its diocesan clergy were 
called by the Holy Father to be bishops, two to Springfield and one 
each to Los Angeles, Sioux City, Fall River, Burlington and Provi- 
dence. In addition two of its native sons who were priests elsewhere 
were elevated to the Episcopacy, one to Baker City and one to 
Raleigh. 

The episcopacy of Bishop O'Reilly was one of pioneering, i.e. 
establishing and strengthening parishes, and beginning works of 
education and charity. The days of Bishop Beaven saw a rapid 
expansion of these activities, with remarkable success in meeting 
the needs of the moment and in providing for the future. The 
administration of Bishop O'Leary developed further the rich re- 
sources of personnel and material in the diocese, to bring to great 
fruition the works of earlier days, and to go on to additional achieve- 
ments in the varied fields of what we know today as the Catholic 
Action Program. 

The Diocese of Springfield has ever striven towards the ideal 
of providing Catholic education for all its children from primary 
grades through college. This tradition goes back to the days when 
this whole area was still part of the Boston Diocese and the almost 
legendary figure of Father James Fitton was tending the flock there. 
In those early days Father Fitton had a part in starting Holy Cross 
College in Worcester, and the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur 
were teaching in the parish school in Chicopee. Since then there 
have come to swell the ranks of zealous teachers the Sisters of 
St. Joseph, Sisters of Providence, Sisters of St. Anne, Sisters of the 
Presentation of Mary, Sisters of the Holy Family, Franciscan Sisters, 
Daughters of Mercy, Sisters of the Assumption, Venerini Sisters, 
Faithful Companions of Jesus, Holy Cross Sisters, Daughters of the 
Holy Ghost, Felician Sisters, Sisters of the Immaculate Conception 
and Sisters of Nazareth. For a while in its early history the diocese 
was also blessed by having a school under the Christian Brothers. 

Our Lady of the Elms, the diocesan college for women estab- 
lished by Bishop O'Leary; the Franciscan Seminary of St. Hyacinth; 
the novitiates of the Jesuits, Passionists, Stigmatini Fathers and the 



Fathers of Mercy; and several academies give the diocese a de- 
servedly high place in the annals of American Catholic education. 
Today there are 26,074 children in our 12 high schools and 54 
grammar schools. 

The need of every diocese for the prayer of contemplatives is 
met by the Passionist Monastery and the Dominican Monastery, 
both in West Springfield. At the former, men may make retreats 
at the Bishop O'Leary Retreat House, and at the latter, days of 
recollection are given for laywomen. In the Dominican Monastery 
the Sisters maintain a perpetual vigil of adoration before the 
Blessed Sacrament. 

The Catholic Press, the necessary adjunct of both pulpit and 
school, has in the official organ of the diocese, The Catholic Mirror, 
now in its 30th year of publication, admittedly the finest diocesan 
monthly magazine in the country today. 

In the field of Catholic Social Action the prominent part is 
played by the Sisters of Providence and the Sisters of the Good 
Shepherd. The four diocesan hospitals cared for over 42,000 patients 
in 1949. The two diocesan homes for the aged sheltered 129 men 
and women. The three diocesan orphanages and infant asylums were 
home to 330 infants and children. 

The fact that Bishop O'Leary ordained nearly 600 priests and 
gave the religious habit to nearly 1200 nuns indicates that voca- 
tions flourish. The zeal of the diocese for the preservation and propa- 
gation of the Faith is clear when one notes that one-third of the 
priests ordained by Bishop O'Leary were for other dioceses or 
orders. Every ordination and profession season finds sons and 
daughters of Springfield going beyond the confines of the diocese 
and being missioned to other parts of the United States, and to 
practically every section of the globe. For years the Diocese of 
Springfield led the country in the number of ordinary members of 
the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, and last year it was 
fourth among all the archdioceses and dioceses of the United States 
in its contributions to the Indian and Negro Missions. 

This, then, is the diocese to which the Most Reverend Chris- 
topher Joseph Weldon comes as fourth Bishop. May this work of 
Christ, so well begun and so effectively carried on by zealous, self- 
sacrificing, generous-hearted bishops, priests, religious and faithful, 
continue under God's grace to flourish and prosper in the Diocese 
of Springfield. 



Christopher Joseph Weldon 

FOURTH BISHOP OF SPRINGFIELD 

Born September 6, 1905, third of six children of Mrs. Mary 
(Dwyer) Weldon and the late Patrick Weldon, in the Bronx, New 
York City. Baptized in St. Augustine's Church, received First Holy 
Communion and Confirmation in St. Luke's Church, in the Bronx. 

Graduated from Public School 29, the Bronx, in 1918. Made 
his high school and classical course at Petit Seminaire, Montreal, 
Canada. Entered St. Joseph's Seminary, Dunwoodie, Yonkers, in 
the fall of 1924 for philosophy and theology. 

Ordained to the Holy Priesthood September 21, 1929 by His 
Eminence, Patrick Cardinal Hayes, in St. Patrick's Cathedral, 
New York. Post-graduate studies in philosophy at Catholic Uni- 
versity, Washington, D. C. 

Assistant-priest at St. John's Church, White Plains, N. Y., and 
St. Francis' Church, Mount Kisco, N. Y. Spiritual director of New- 
man School for Boys, Lakewood, N. J., 1931-1935. In 1935, assist- 
ant at St. John Chrysostom's Church, the Bronx. Assigned as 
parochial assistant to Rt. Rev. Monsignor Robert F. Keegan at 
Blessed Sacrament Church, Manhattan in 1936, he served for six 
years under the prelate whom he was later to succeed as Arch- 
diocesan Director of Catholic Charities. 

Commissioned a Lieutenant (Junior Grade) in the United 
States Naval Reserve, in January 1942, he served as Chaplain at 
the Newport Naval Training Station, and at the Quonset Point 
Naval Air Station in Rhode Island; on the aircraft carrier, U.S.S. 
Guadalcanal; and at the Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, Va., 
leaving active duty with the rank of Lieutenant Commander in 1946. 

Appointed Assistant Director of Catholic Charities by His 
Eminence, Francis Cardinal Spellman in March 1 947 ; and Director in 
December of the same year; and Consultor of the Archdiocese in 1949. 

Named Papal Chamberlain in 1947 and Domestic Prelate in 
December 1948, by His Holiness Pope Pius XII. 

Appointed fourth Bishop of Springfield, February 1, 1950; 
consecrated March 24, 1950 at St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York 
City by Francis Cardinal Spellman, Archbishop of New York, with 
The Most Reverend Richard James Gushing, Archbishop of Boston, 
and The Most Reverend Stephen Joseph Donahue, Auxiliary 
Bishop of New York as co-consecrators. 

Solemn enthronement March 28, 1950, His Excellency, Most 
Reverend Richard James Gushing, Archl)ishop of Boston, presiding. 



Officers 



His Excellency, the Most Reverend 
RICHARD JAMES GUSHING 
Archbishop of Boston 
Officiating and Preaching 

Assistant Priest 
Right Reverend Walter J. Furlong, LL.D. 
Assistant Deacons 
Very Rev. Anaclete Kaczmarek, O.M.G. 
Reverend Patrick Dowd, S.T.D. 

Master of Ceremonies 
Reverend Frederick R. McManus 
Metropolitan Cross Bearer 
Reverend Leo G. Shea 
Book Bearer 
Reverend Francis A. O'Gonnor 
Bugia Bearer 
Reverend John J. Scanlon 

FOR THE INSTALLATION 

Administrator 
Right Reverend John P. Phelan, P.A. 
Rector of Cathedral 
Reverend John T. MacPherson 
Notary 

Reverend John F. Harrington, J.G.L. 
Master of Ceremonies at Door 
Reverend Robert T. Sullivan 

Holy Water Bearer 
Reverend Joseph Novorolsky 



Officers of the Mass 



His Excellency, the Most Reverend 
CHRISTOPHER JOSEPH WELDON 
Bishop of Springfield 

Celebrant 

Assistant Priest 
Right Reverend John P. Phelan, P.A. 

First Assistant Deacon 
Very Reverend George A. Shea, S.T.D., Ph.D. 

Second Assistant Deacon 
Reverend James W. Casey 

Deacon 

Reverend Sylvio J. Desautels, J. CD. 

Subdeacon 
Reverend Joseph Stanczyk 

Master of Ceremonies 
Reverend Timothy J. Champoux, J. CD. 

Assistant Masters of Ceremonies 
Reverend John F. Harrington, J.CL. 
Reverend Joseph I. Johnson, J. CD. 
Reverend Timothy J. Leary 
Reverend Robert L. Stafford, S.T.D. 

Processional Cross Bearer 
Reverend John H. Freel 



Officers of the Mass 

Mitre Bearer 
Reverend John P. Donahue 

Crosier Bearer 
Reverend John F. Miegzkowski 

Book Bearer 
Reverend Augustine B. Auge 

Bugia Bearer 
Reverend John R. Wolohan 

Gremial Bearer 
Reverend Ladislaus Siemaszko 

First Acolyte 
Reverend Francis A. Powers 

Second Acolyte 
Reverend Ladislaus Rys 

Censer Bearers 
Reverend James A. Lahey 
Reverend Roger Viau 

Torch Bearers 
Reverend George L. Brunelle 
Reverend Henry F. Finnegan 
Reverend William H. MgAuliff 

Reverend William P. Connor 
Reverend William F. Dufresne 
Reverend J. Andrew Grady 
Reverend Joseph A. Scott 
Reverend Aloysius Budnik 



The Ceremonies 



The Cathedral is the chief church in a diocese precisely be- 
cause in it is erected the permanent seat of the Bishop's authority, 
properly referred to in the Latin language as the cathedra. 

From this throne or cathedra the Bishop offers the Divine 
Liturgy, rules and teaches his people. The throne is the sign of the 
Bishop's teaching and governing authority, as the holy Altar is 
the sign of his sacrificial office. 

In the ceremonial reception of the Bishop, the "installation" 
or "enthronement," the prelate whom the Holy Father has named 
to govern the diocese as chief shepherd takes physical possession 
of the throne of the Cathedral. From this moment the accession 
of the Bishop is a public fact. 

The Cathedral, the holy house of the Bishop, is the center and 
source of Christian life, like the parish church. In fact, every 
Catholic has two churches of his own — his parish church and his 
Cathedral. From the Baptismal Font of the parish — blessed with 
Holy Oils consecrated by the Bishop in the Cathedral — the faithful 
are born to life in Christ. On the parish Altar — consecrated by the 
Bishop with Sacred Chrism from the Cathedral — the priest and 
people of Christ offer worship to God and from that Altar receive 
the Bread of Life. And the power and authority of the parish priest 
is received in the Sacrament of Holy Orders, conferred in the 
Cathedral by the Bishop. Thus the Cathedral is the mark of the 
union of the Bishop and the priests and the faithful of Christ. 



When the procession of the clergy enters the Cathedral, the 
Most Reverend Archbishop of Boston, who will install the new 
Bishop of Springfield, is met by representatives of the Diocese and 
the Cathedral. He reverently kisses a crucifix presented to him, 
takes Holy Water, offers it to the Bishop, and sprinkles those about 
him. Finally the Archbishop is ceremonially incensed, and the 
procession continues into the Cathedral, while the Choir sings the 
Ecce Sacerdos Magnus. The Bishop is vested in white cope and 
mitre. The Archbishop is preceded by the bearer of the Metropoli- 
tan Cross and wears the cappa magna — two symbols of his rank 
and authority as Metropolitan, chief of the bishops of the eccle- 
siastical province of New England. 



The Solemn 




Ecce Sacerdos Magnus 



As the Bishop and Archbishop enter the Cathedral, the Choir 
sings the Responsory, ''Ecce Sacerdos Magnus,'' traditional 
hymn of welcome and greeting to the Bishop. 

Behold the High Priest whose Hfe has been pleasing to God. 
Therefore hath the Lord promised him greatness among his people. 

The Lord hath given him the blessing of all peoples and hath 

confirmed his covenant upon his head. 
Therefore hath the Lord promised him greatness among his people. 

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. 
Therefore hath the Lord promised him greatness among his people. 

After adoring the Most Holy Eucharist at the Altar of the Blessed 
Sacrament, the Archbishop and Bishop proceed to the sanctuary. 
They salute the High Altar, the Most Reverend Archbishop goes 
to his throne erected on the Epistle side, and the Most Reverend 
Bishop goes to the faldstool or seat prepared for him, also on the 
Epistle side. 



Reading of the Papal Documents 

The Notary now goes to the pulpit and reads the documents from 
the Apostolic See in which the Holy Father, Pius XU, by Divine 
Providence Pope, appoints the Most Reverend Christopher Joseph 
Weldon the fourth Bishop of the Diocese. 



Apostolic Letters 



PIUS THE BISHOP, 
SERVANT OF THE SERVANTS OF GOD. 

To Our beloved son, Christopher Joseph Weldon, Our Domes- 
tic Prelate and Director of the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese 
of New York, chosen as Bishop of the Cathedral Church of Spring- 
field, health and apostolic blessing! 

The office of the Supreme Apostolate, whereby We have the 
care of the entire Christian world, entrusted by the Eternal Prince 
of Shepherds to Us in Our lowliness, lays upon us the grave obliga- 
tion of exercising the utmost diligence to the end that there be 
appointed to any vacant Church such a prelate as possesses the 
knowledge and the ability fruitfully to nourish, tend and govern 
the flock of the Lord entrusted to him. 

Wherefore inasmuch as the Cathedral Church of Springfield, 
a Suffragan of the Metropolitan Church of Boston, presently un- 
occupied through the death of its Bishop, Thomas Mary O'Leary, 
of blessed memory, and given different boundaries in accordance 
with the Apostolic Letters "Ad animarum bonum" issued by Us 
on the fourteenth day of this month, now is to be assigned a new^ 
Shepherd. We, after having taken counsel with Our Venerable 
Brothers, the Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church placed over 
the Sacred Consistorial Congregation, by virtue of Our Apostolic 
Authority do now appoint You to that Church and set You in 
charge thereof as its Bishop and Shepherd. Moreover, We do 
hereby entrust to You the total care, direction and administration 
of this Church in all matters both spiritual and temporal together 
with all the rights and privileges, the responsibilities and obliga- 
tions inherent in this pastoral office. 

It is Our desire, however, that before receiving episcopal con- 
secration. You be required to make in the presence of any Catholic 
Bishop whom You may select, provided he be in the favor of and 
in communion with the Apostolic See, a Profession of Catholic 
Faith, and to take the prescribed oaths according to the established 
forms. You shall further be ol)liged to transmit copies of the afore- 
mentioned forms, })earing your signature and seal as well as those 
of the aforementioned Bishop, as promptly as possil)le to the Sacred 
Consistorial Congregation. 



Furthermore, in consideration of your greater convenience, 
We do allow that You may freely and lawfully be consecrated a 
Bishop outside the City of Rome, by a Catholic Bishop of your 
choice, with the assistance of two other Catholic Bishops, provided 
all concerned be in the favor of, and in communion with, the 
Apostolic See. Therefore, by these same Letters, We do entrust to 
the Venerable Brother Bishop, whom you will have chosen, the 
duty and the mandate of conferring episcopal consecration on You. 

But we do strictly enjoin that unless you will have previously 
made the Profession of Faith and will have taken the oaths here- 
inbefore mentioned. You shall neither dare to receive consecration 
nor shall the Bishop whom You will have selected, confer it on 
You, under sanction of the penalties prescribed by law, should 
this Our injunction be contravened. 

We have indeed the steadfast hope and confidence that with 
the strong and gracious right hand of the Lord assisting You, the 
Church of Springfield through your apostolic diligence and tireless 
zeal may be so guided that it will constantly flourish both spiritually 
and temporally in the days to come. 

Given at Rome from St. Peter's, in the Year of Our Lord One 
Thousand Nine Hundred Fifty, on the Twenty-eighth day of 
January in the Eleventh Year of Our Pontificate. — A.L. — 

For the Chancellor of the Holy Roman Church 
►J^ F. Cardinal Marghetti-Selvaggiani 

Dean of the Sacred College 

Alfredo Liberati, 

Assistant Apostolic Chancery 

LuDWiG Kaas, Apostolic Prothonotary 
Alberto Serafini, Apostolic Prothonotary 
A. Marini, Apostolic Scrivener 

Registered in the Apostolic Chancery 
Voiume LXXVIII, No. 83 

Dispatched on the Twenty-first day of February, 
the Eleventh Year of the Pontificate 

Alfredo Marini, 
Keeper of the Seal. 



Apostolic Letters 

PIUS THE BISHOP, 
SERVANT OF THE SERVANTS OF GOD. 

To Our beloved sons, the Clergy and the People of the City 
and the Diocese of Springfield, health and apostolic blessing! 

Today, after having taken counsel with Our venerable Brothers, 
the Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church placed over the Sacred 
Consistorial Congregation, to your Cathedral Church, presently 
deprived of its Shepherd, We have appointed, by virtue of Our 
Apostolic Authority, Our beloved Son, Christopher Joseph W'eldon, 
Our Domestic Prelate and Director of The Catholic Charities of 
the Archdiocese of New York and We have set him in charge of 
that Church as its Bishop and Shepherd. 

By means of these Our letters We do inform you of this fact 
and We do admonish you in the Lord that you receive devoutly 
the aforementioned Christopher, designated your Bishop, as the 
father and shepherd of your souls; that you show him due honor; 
that you obey his salutary mandates and admonitions so that both 
he and you may rejoice: he in having found in you devoted chil- 
dren and you, in him a kindly father. 

Moreover, it is Our wdsh that through the care and good offices 
of the Ordinary who now rules your Diocese, these Our letters be 
read publicly from the pulpit of the Cathedral Church on the first 
feast day of precept occuring after the receipt of these letters. 

Given at Rome from Saint Peter's, in the Year of Our Lord, 
One Thousand Nine Hundred Fifty, on the Tw^enty-eighth day of the 
month of January, the Eleventh Year of Our Pontificate. — A.L. — 
For the Chancellor of the Holy Roman Church 
►J^ F. Cardinal Marchetti-Selvaggiani 
Dean o f the Sacred College 

Alfredo Liberati, 

Assistant Apostolic Chancery 

LuDV^iG Kaas, Apostolic Prothonotary 
Alberto Serafini, Apostolic Prothonotary 
A. Marin I, Apostolic Scrivener 
Registered in the Apostolic Chancerv 
Volume LXXVHI, No. 83 

Dispatched on the Twenty-first day of February, 
the Eleventh Year of the Pontificate. 
Alfredo Marini, Keeper' of the Seal. 



The Prayer for the Bishop 



At the conclusion of the reading of the Papal Documents all 
kneel, the Bishop at the faldstool before the Altar. The Adminis- 
trator goes up to the Altar and chants the following versicles and 
Prayer for the Bishop, the Choir making the responses. 

V. Look down, O God, our Protector. 

R. And look on the face of Thine anointed. 

V. Lord, preserve Thy servant. 

R. Who puts his trust in Thee. 

V. Send help to him, Lord, from Thy holy place. 

R. And from Sion be his protection. 

V. Let not the enemy prevail against him. 

R. Nor the son of iniquity have power to harm him. 

V. Lord, hear my prayer. 

R. And let my voice come unto Thee. 

V. The Lord be with you. 

R. And with your spirit. 



Let us pray. 

O God, Thou pastor and ruler of the faithful, look favorably 
upon Thy servant Christopher, whom Thou hast been pleased to 
appoint chief shepherd of the Church of Springfield. Enable him to 
further by his teaching and example the salvation of those over 
whom he is placed, so that, with the flock entrusted to his care, he 
may attain life everlasting: through Christ our Lord. R. Amen. 



Prayer to Saint Michael 

The Choir sings an Antiphon, versicle and response, in honor of 
Saint Michael, the Titular Saint of this Cathedral Church. The 
Bishop ascends the steps, kisses the Altar reverently, and sings 
the Prayer of Saint Michael. 

Antiphon 

O most glorious Prince, Michael the Archangel, be mindful 
of us: here and everywhere pray to the Son of God for us. 

V. In the sight of the Angels, I will sing unto Thee, O my God. 
R. I will worship toward Thy holy temple, and I will give 
glory to Thy Name. 

Let us pray. 

O God, Who in wondrous order providest ministries both of 
Angels and of men: grant in Thy mercy, that those who ever stand 
before Thy face and minister to Thee in heaven, may also guard 
our lives upon earth: through Christ our Lord. R. Amen. 

The Solemn Enthronement 

After this Prayer to Saint Michael, the Bishop descends to the floor 
and is met by the Most Reverend Archbishop and the Administrator, 
who conduct him to the throne on the Gospel side of the sanctu- 
ary, the CATHEDRA of the Diocese of Springfield, the seat of the 
teaching and ruling authority which is henceforth to be his. The 
Archbishop seats the Bishop on the throne and places in his left 
hand the Crozier, symbol of the pastoral office. Archbishop Gushing 
has now formally enthroned and installed Bishop Weldon as fourth 
Bishop of Springfield. 

Solemn Blessing 

The Bishop rises and gives his first Solemn Blessing as Bishop of 
Springfield. 

V. May the Name of the Lord be praised. 

R. From this time on forever. 

V. Our help is in the Name of the Lord. 

R. Who made heaven and earth. 
May Almighty God bless you, the Father, the Son, and the Holy 
Ghost. R. Amen. 



The Te Deum 



As soon as the Bishop has given his solemn Blessing, the Archbishop 
intones the Te Deum, glad hymn of praise and thanksgiving to 
God. The Clergy sing the following verses, expressive of the grati- 
tude of all to Almighty God for the great grace of this day. 

We praise Thee, O God, we proclaim Thee Lord. 

All the earth worships Thee, the Father everlasting. 

To Thee all Angels cry aloud, the Heavens and all the Powers therein 

To Thee the Cherubim and Seraphim cry out continually: 

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of hosts. 

Heaven and earth are full of the majesty of Thy glory. 

The glorious company of the Apostles praises Thee: 

The goodly fellowship of the Prophets praises Thee: 

The white-robed army of Martyrs praises Thee: 

The holy Church throughout the world proclaims Thee: 

The Father of infinite majesty: 

Thine adorable, true, and only Son: 

And the Holy Ghost, the Comforter. 

Thou art the King of Glory, O Christ. 
Thou art the everlasting Son of the Father. 

When Thou tookest upon Thee to deliver man, Thou didst not 

disdain the Virgin's womb. 
When Thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death. Thou didst 

open the kingdom of Heaven to all believers. 
Thou sittest at the right hand of God, in the glory of the Father. 
We believe that Thou shalt come to be the Judge. 

{All kneel for the singing of the following verse) 
We therefore pray Thee, help Thy servants whom Thou hast 

redeemed with Thy Precious Blood. 
Make them to be numbered with Thy saints in glory everlasting. 

O Lord, save Thy people, and bless Thine inheritance. 
And govern them, and lift them up forever. 
Day by day we pay Thee honor: 

And we worship Thy Name for ever, and for ever and ever. 

Be pleased. Lord, this day, to keep us from sin. 

Have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. 

Lord, let Thy mercy be upon us, as we have hoped in Thee. 

Lord, in Thee have I trusted: let me never be confounded. 



The Obedience 



While the Te Deum is being sung, the priests of the Diocese of 
Springfield come from their places in the Cathedral to kiss the 
ring on the Bishop's right hand, the ring which is the symbol of 
the wedding of the Bishop to his diocese and a sign of the union 
of Christ and His Church. Their action, called "The Obedience," 
indicates their promise of obedience and reverence to Bishop 
Weldon and to his successors in the See of Springfield. 



Concluding Prayers 

At the conclusion of the Te Deum, the Archbishop sings the follow- 
ing versicles and Prayers, and the Clergy make the responses, while 
all kneel. 

V. Blessed art Thou, O Lord, the God of our fathers. 
R. And worthy to be glorified forever. 

V. Let us bless the Father, and the Son, with the Holy Ghost. 
R. Let us praise and exalt Him forever. 

V. Blessed art Thou, Lord, in the firmament of heaven. 

R. And worthy to be praised, and glorified, and exalted 
forever. 

V. Bless the Lord, my soul. 

R. And forget not all His benefits. 

V. Lord, hear my prayer. 

R. And let my cry come unto Thee. 

V. The Lord be with you. 
R. And with your spirit. 



Let us pray. 



God, Whose mercies are without number and the treasure of 
Whose goodness is infinite, we give thanks to Thy most holy majesty 
for the gifts bestowed upon us, always asking Thy clemency that 
as Thou grantest the petitions of those who seek Thee, Thou wilt 
never forsake them but wilt prepare them for rewards to come. 

God, W^ho didst teach the faithful by sending the light of the 
Holy Spirit into their hearts, grant that, by the gift of that Spirit, 
right judgment may be ours, and that we may ever find joy in His 
comfort. 



God, W^ho permittest none who trust in Thee to be too much 
afflicted, but dost give a kind ear to their prayers, we give Thee 
thanks for having heard our prayers and promises, and we humbly 
pray Thee that we may always be protected from all troubles: 
through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, Who lives and rules with 
Thee, God, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, world without end. 
R. Amen. 



Solemn Pontifical Mass 
Feast of Saint John Capistran 

At the conclusion of the ceremonies of formal reception and installation^ 
the Bishop prepares for the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, 
offering Sacrifice to God for the first time in his Cathedral Church. First 
his cope is removed and then he vests for Mass, putting on the pontifical 
buskins and sandals and vesting in tunicle, dalmatic, gloves, and chasuble 
{symbolic of the fullness of the Priesthood which is his) . Thus prepared, 
he approaches the Altar with his assistants and Mass begins. 

During the Mass the Most Reverend Archbishop assists at his throne 
on the Epistle side. After the Sanctus he comes to the middle of the sanctuary 
and kneels there during the Consecration. 

The Solemn Pontifical Mass today is that of St. John Capistran, whose 
feastday it is. St. John was a Franciscan missionary and Papal Legate of 
the fifteenth century, who travelled far and wide, spreading the Gospel of 
Christ and carrying out the Pope's directives in Italy, Bavaria, Poland, 
Saxony and Hungary. 



The Beginning of the Mass 

[Said by the Celebrant and Ministers) 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy 
Ghost. Amen. 

Psalm 42 

C. I will go unto the altar of God. R. To God Who giveth 
joy to my youth. 

C. Judge me, O God, and distinguish my cause from the 
nation that is not holy; deliver me from the unjust and deceitful 
man. R. For Thou art God, my strength: why hast Thou cast me 
off? And why do I go sorrowful, while the enemy afflicteth me? 

C. Send forth Thy light and Thy truth; they have conducted 
me and brought me unto Thy holy hill, and unto Thy tabernacles. 
R. And I will go unto the altar of God: to God Who giveth joy to 
my youth. 



C. To Thee, O God, my God, I will give praise upon the harp: 
why art thou sad, O my soul, and why dost thou disquiet me? 
R. Hope in God, for I will still give praise to Him, the salvation of 
my countenance, and my God. 

C. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy 
Ghost. 

R. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world 
without end. Amen. 

C. I will go unto the altar of God. R. To God Who giveth joy 
to my youth. 

C. Our help is in the name of the Lord. R. Who made heaven 
and earth. 

( The Celebrant makes his public confession) 
I confess to Almighty God, to Blessed Mary ever Virgin, to 
Blessed Michael the Archangel, to Blessed John the Baptist, to the 
holy Apostles Peter and Paul, to all the Saints, and to you, brethren, 
that I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word and deed, through 
my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault. There- 
fore I beseech Blessed Mary ever Virgin, Blessed Michael the 
Archangel, Blessed John the Baptist, the holy Apostles Peter and 
Paul, all the Saints, and you, brethren, to pray to the Lord, our 
God for me. 

R. May Almighty God have mercy upon thee, forgive thee 
thy sins, and bring thee to life everlasting. Amen. 

( The Ministers make their public confession) 
C. May Almighty God have mercy upon you, forgive you your 
sins, and bring you to life everlasting. R. Amen. 

C. May the Almighty and Merciful Lord grant us pardon, 
absolution and remission of our sins. R. Amen. 

C. Thou wilt turn, O God and bring us to life. R. And Thy 
people shall rejoice in Thee. 

C. Show us, O Lord, Thy mercy. R. And grant us Thy 
salvation. 

C. O Lord, hear my prayer. R. And let my cry come unto 
Thee. 

C. The Lord be with you. R. And with your spirit. 

C. Let us pray. Take away from us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, 



our iniquities, that we may be worthy to enter with pure minds into 
the Holy of Hohes, through Christ our Lord. Amen. 

{Kissing the altar, the Celebrant says) 
We beseech Thee, O Lord, by the merits of Thy Saints, whose 
reUcs are here, and of all the Saints, that Thou wouldst vouchsafe 
to forgive me all my sins. Amen. 

[The Celebrant kisses the book of the Gospels and blesses the incense, 
which he puts in the thurible, saying) 

Be thou blessed, by Him in Whose honor thou art about to burn. 

[Having incensed the altar, the Celebrant is i?icensed by the deacon, and 
then goes to the throne) 

The Introit 

[Sung by the Choir) 
Habacug 3, 3 

I will rejoice in the Lord: and I will joy in God my Jesus: the Lord 
God is my strength. 

Psalm 80, 2 

Rejoice to God our helper: sing aloud to the God of Jacob. 
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. 
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without 
end. Amen. 

I will rejoice in the Lord: and I will joy in God my Jesus: the Lord 
God is my strength. 

The Kyrie 

[Sung by the Choir) 

Lord, have mercy. 

Lord, have mercy. 

Lord, have mercy. 

Christ, have mercy. 

Christ, have mercy. 

Christ, have mercy. 

Lord, have mercy. 

Lord, have mercy. 

Lord, have mercy. 



The Gloria 



[Intoned by the Celebrant at the Throne and sung by the Choir) 

Glory be to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men of 
good will. 

We praise Thee. We bless Thee. We adore Thee. We glorify 
Thee. We give Thee thanks for Thy great glory. O Lord God, 
heavenly King, God the Father Almighty. 

O Lord, only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. O Lord God, Lamb 
of God, Son of the Father. Thou Who takest away the sins of the 
world, have mercy on us. Thou Who takest away the sins of the 
world, receive our prayer. Thou Who sittest at the right hand of 
the Father, have mercy on us. 

For Thou alone art holy. Thou alone art the Lord. Thou alone, 
O Jesus Christ, art most high. 

With the Holy Ghost, in the glory of God the Father. Amen. 



The Prayer 



{Sung by the Celebrant at the Throne) 



V. Peace be with you. 
R. And with your spirit. 



Let us pray. 



O God, Who through Blessed John didst cause Thy faithful to 
triumph over the enemies of the cross in the power of the Most 
Holy Name of Jesus : grant, we beseech Thee, that by his interces- 
sion we may overcome the snares of our spiritual enemies, and 
deserve to receive from Thee the crown of righteousness: through 
the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth 
with Thee, God, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, world without end. 

R. Amen. 

{After the Prayer of Saint John Capistran, the Celebrant sings 
the Prayer of the Tuesday after Passion Sunday) 



May our fasts be acceptable to Thee, O Lord, and expiate our 
sins; may they make us worthy of Thy grace, and lead us unto life 
everlasting: through our Lord, Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth 
and reigneth with Thee, God, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, for 
ever and ever. 

R. Amen. 



Let us pray. 



The Epistle 



{Sung by the Subdeacon) 
Wisdom 10, 10-14 

Lesson from the Book of Wisdom 

The Lord conducted the just through the right ways, and 
showed him the kingdom of God, and gave him the knowledge of 
holy things; made him honorable in his labors, and accomplished 
his labors. In the deceit of them that overreached him, He stood by 
him, and made him honorable. He kept him safe from his enemies, 
and defended him from seducers, and gave him a strong conflict, 
that he might overcome, and know that wisdom is mightier than 
all. He forsook not the just when he was sold, but delivered him 
from sinners: He went down with him into the pit, and in bands 
he left him not. 

R. Thanks be to God. 



The Gradual and Tract 

{Sung by the Choir) 

Psalm 21, 24-25 

Ye that fear the Lord, praise Him: all ye seed of Jacob, glorify 
Him! V. Let all the seed of Israel fear Him; because He hath not 
slighted nor despised the supplication of the poor man. 

Exodus 15, 2-3 

The Lord is my strength and my praise, and He is become 
salvation to me: He is my God, and I will glorify Him. V. The 
Lord is a man of war, Almighty is His Name. V. The Lord Who 
breaketh battles: the Lord is His Name. 



The Gospel 



{Sung by the Deacon, after he has taken the Book of Gospels from 
the altar and has been blessed by the Celebrant) 

Cleanse my heart and my lips, O Almighty God, Who didst 
cleanse with a burning coal the lips of the prophet Isaias, and 
vouchsafe in Thy loving kindness, so to purify me that I may be 
enabled worthily to announce Thy Holy Gospel, through Christ 
our Lord, Amen. 

Pray, Sire, a blessing 

R. The Lord be in thy heart and on thy lips, that you may 
worthily and becomingly announce His Gospel, Amen. 

Luke 9, 1-6 
V. The Lord be with you. 
R. And with your spirit. 
The Continuation of the Holy Gospel according to Luke. 
R. Glory be to Thee, Lord. 

At that time, Jesus calling together the twelve apostles, gave 
them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. And 
He sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. 
And He said to them: Take nothing for your journey; neither staflf, 
nor scrip, nor bread, nor money, neither have two coats: and what- 
soever house you shall enter into, abide there, and depart not from 
thence. And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that 
city, shake off even the dust of your feet for a testimony against 
them. And going out, they went about through the towns; preach- 
ing the gospel; and healing everywhere. 

R. Praise be to Thee, O Christ. 

[The Gospel being finished, the deacon kneels. The Celebrant kisses 
the book, and says:) 

By the words of the Gospel may our sins be blotted out. 



The Sermon 



His Excellency 
The Most Reverend 
RICHARD JAMES GUSHING 
Archbishop of Boston 

The text of His Excellency's sermon is taken from the First 
Epistle to Timothy 4, 11-12 and the Second Epistle to Timothy 2, 3: 

These things command and teach. Let no man despise thy 
youth, but be thou an example of the faithful in word, in conversa- 
tion, in charity, in faith, in chastity. 

Labor as a good soldier of Jesus Ghrist. 



The Creed 



{Intoned by the Celebrant at the Throne^ and sung by the Choir) 

I believe in one God, the Almighty Father, maker of heaven 
and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. 

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, 
born of the Father before all ages; God from God, light from light, 
true God from true God; begotten, not made, of one substance 
with the Father; through Whom all things were made. He for us 
men, and for our salvation, came down from heaven. 

And was incarnate by the Holy Ghost from the Virgin Mary; 
and was made man. 

He was also crucified for our sake under Pontius Pilate: suf- 
fered, and was buried. And the third day He rose again according 
to the scriptures. And He ascended into heaven, and is seated at 
the right hand of the Father. He shall come again with glory to 
judge the living and the dead; and of his reign there shall be no end. 

I believe, too, in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and life-giver. Who 
proceeds from the Father and the Son; Who together with the 
Father and the Son is adored and glorified; Who spoke through 
the prophets. 

And I believe in one holy. Catholic, and apostolic Church. 
I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins. And I look 
forward to the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world 
to come. Amen. 



The Offertory 



{Begun by the Celebrant) 

V. The Lord be with you. 
R. And with your spirit. 

Let us pray. 



OFFERTORY VERSE 

{Sung by the Choir) 

ECCLESIASTICUS 46, 5 

He called upon the Most High Sovereign while he assaulted 
the enemies on every side, and the great and holy Lord heard him. 

{Offering the bread on the paten, the Celebrant says silently) 

Accept, O Holy Father, Almighty and Eternal God, this spot- 
less host, which I, Thy unworthy servant, offer unto Thee, my 
living and true God, for my own countless sins, offenses and negli- 
gences, and for all here present; as also for all faithful Christians, 
living and dead, that it may avail both me and them unto salvation 
for life everlasting. Amen. 

{After the wine and a few drops of water have been put in the chalice) 

O God, Who in a marvelous manner didst create and ennoble 
human nature, and still more marvelously hast renewed it; grant 
that, by the mystery of this water and wine, we may be made par- 
takers of His divinity Who vouchsafed to become partaker of our 
humanity, Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord: Who liveth and reign- 
eth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world 
without end. Amen. 



( The Celebrant offers the chalice) 



We offer unto Thee, O Lord, the chaUce of salvation, beseech- 
ing Thy clemency; that it may rise up in the sight of Thy divine 
majesty as a sweet savor, for our own salvation and for that of the 
whole world. Amen. 

In a humble spirit and a contrite heart, may we be received 
by Thee, O Lord, and may our sacrifice so be offered up in Thy 
sight this day that it may be pleasing to Thee, O Lord God. 

Come, Thou Who makest holy, Almighty and Eternal God, 
and bless this sacrifice prepared for Thy Holy Name. 



May the Lord, by the intercession of Blessed Michael the Arch- 
angel, standing at the right hand of the altar of incense, and of all 
His elect, vouchsafe to bless this incense, and receive it as an odor 
of sweetness, through Christ our Lord. Amen. 

May this incense which Thou hast blessed, O Lord, ascend to 
Thee, and may Thy mercy descend upon us. 

Let my prayer, O Lord, ascend like incense in Thy sight; and 
the lifting up of my hands be as an evening sacrifice. Set a watch, 
O Lord, before my mouth, and a door about my lips, that my heart 
may not incline to evil words, to make excuses for sins. 

May the Lord enkindle in us the fire of His love and the flame 
of everlasting charity. Amen. 



I will wash my hands among the innocent, and will compass 
Thy altar, O Lord : that I may hear the voice of Thy praise, and 
tell of all Thy wondrous works. I have loved, O Lord, the beauty 
of Thy house, and the place where Thy glory dwelleth. Take not 
away my soul, O God, with the wicked, nor my life with bloody 
men: in whose hands are iniquities, their right hand is filled with 
gifts. But, as for me, I have walked in my innocence; redeem me and 
have mercy on me. My foot hath stood in the direct way: in the 
churches I will bless Thee, O Lord. Glory be to the Father, and to 



The Incensing of the Of 
and the Faithful 




( Washing his hands ^ the Celebrant says) 
Psalm 25, 6-12 



the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, as it was in the beginning, is now 
and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. 



THE FINAL OFFERING OF THE BREAD AND WINE 

Receive, O Holy Trinity, this offering which we make to Thee, 
in remembrance of the Passion, Resurrection and Ascension of our 
Lord Jesus Christ, and in honor of Blessed Mary ever Virgin, of 
Blessed John the Baptist, of the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, of 
these and of all the Saints, that it may avail to their honor and our 
salvation: and may they vouchsafe to intercede for us in heaven 
whose memory we keep on earth, through the same Christ our Lord. 
Amen. 



Brethren, pray that my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable 
to God the Father Almighty. 

R. May the Lord receive the sacrifice at thy hands, to the 
praise and glory of His Name, to our own benefit, and to that of 
all His holy Church. Amen. 



Look down mercifully, O Lord, upon the sacrifice we offer 
unto Thee: through the intercession of Blessed John, Thy confessor, 
may it ensure us safety under Thy protection and enable us to 
break the snares of our enemies: through our Lord, Jesus Christ, 
Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, God, in the unity 
of the Holy Ghost, for ever and ever. Amen. 

{The Secret Prayer of the Tuesday after Passion Sunday follows. The 
Celebrant sings the last few words aloud.) 

We bring before Thee, O Lord, victims to be immolated; which 
signify temporal consolation, that we may not despair of Thy 
eternal promises: through our Lord, Jesus Christ, Thy Son, W'ho 
liveth and reigneth with Thee, God, in the unity of the Holy Ghost — 



(Addressing the congregation, the Celebrant says) 



The Secret 




[Recited silently by the Celebrant) 



For ever and ever. R. Amen. 



The Preface of the Canon 



{Sung by the Celebrant) 

V. The Lord be with you. 

R. And with your spirit. 

V. Lift up your hearts. 

R. We Hft our hearts to the Lord. 

V. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. 
R. That is right and just. 

It is truly meet and just, right and avaihng unto salvation, that 
we should at all times and in all places give thanks unto Thee, O 
Holy Lord, Father Almighty and Everlasting God. Who didst set 
the salvation of mankind upon the tree of the Cross, so that whence 
came death, thence also life might rise again, and that he who over- 
came by the tree might also be overcome on the tree: through 
Christ our Lord. Through Whom the angels praise Thy majesty, 
the dominations worship it, and the powers stand in awe. The 
heavens and the heavenly hosts, and the blessed seraphim join 
together in celebrating their joy. With these we pray Thee join our 
voices also, while we say with lowly praise: 



The Sanctus 

{Sung by the Choir, while the Celebrant continues the prayers of the Canon 
in silence) 

Holy, holy, holy Lord God of hosts. 
Heaven and earth are filled with Thy glory. 
Hosanna in the highest! 

Blessed is He Who is coming in the name of the Lord. 
Hosanna in the highest! 



The Silent Prayers of the Canon 



[Recited in silence by the Celebrant) 



And so, through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, we humbly 
pray and beseech Thee, most gracious Father, to accept and bless 
these gifts, these offerings, these holy and unblemished sacrifices, 
which we offer Thee in the first place for Thy holy Catholic Church, 
that it may please Thee to grant her peace, to protect, unite, and 
govern her throughout the world, together with Thy servant Pius, 
our Pope, and Christopher, our bishop (The Celebrant himself here 
says, "and me, Thy unworthy servant"), and all true believers and 
professors of the Catholic and Apostolic Faith. 

Remember, Lord, Thy servants (The Celebrant calls to mind 
the living for whom he wishes to pray) , and all here present, whose 
faith and devotion are known to Thee, for whom we offer, or who 
themselves offer up this sacrifice in praise of Thee, for themselves 
and all who are theirs, for the redemption of their souls, for the hope 
of their safety and salvation: who pay homage to Thee, eternal 
God, living and true. 

In communion with, and venerating the memory of, first, the 
glorious ever-virgin Mary, Mother of our God and Lord Jesus 
Christ; also of Thy blessed apostles and martyrs, Peter and Paul, 
Andrew, James, John, Thomas, James, Philip, Bartholomew, Mat- 
thew, Simon and Thaddeus, Linus, Cletus, Clement, Sixtus, Cor- 
nelius, Cyprian, Laurence, Chrysogonus, John and Paul, Cosmas 
and Damian, and of all Thy saints. Grant for the sake of their 
merits and prayers that in all things we may be guarded and helped 
by Thy protection: through the same Christ our Lord. Amen. 

And so, Lord, we ask Thee graciously to accept this offering 
of our service and that of Thy whole family. Order our days in Thy 
peace and command that we be rescued from eternal damnation 
and numbered among the flock of Thy elect: through Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

We pray Thee, God, be pleased to make this same offering 
wholly blessed, to consecrate it and approve it, making it reasonable 
and acceptable, so that it may become for us the Body and Blood 
of Thy most beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. 



The Consecration 



He, the day before He suffered, took bread into His holy and 
worshipful hands, and with His eyes lifted up to heaven, to Thee, 
God, His Almighty Father, giving thanks to Thee, He blessed it, 
broke it, and gave it to His disciples, saying: Take, all of you, and 
eat of this, 

FOR THIS IS MY BODY 

In like manner, after He had supped, taking also this excellent 
chalice into His holy and worshipful hands, and giving thanks to 
Thee, He blessed it, and gave it to His disciples, saying: Take, all 
of you, and drink of this, 

for this is the chalice of my blood, of the 
new and eternal testament: the mystery of 
faith: which shall be shed for you and for 
many unto the remission of sins 

As often as you shall do these things, you shall do them in 
remembrance of Me. 

And now. Lord, we Thy servants, and with us Thy holy 
people, calling to mind the blessed Passion of the same Christ, 
Thy Son, our Lord, and also His Resurrection from the grave and 
glorious Ascension into heaven, offer to Thy excellent majesty, of 
Thy gifts and presents, a pure Victim, a holy Victim, a spotless 
Victim, the holy Bread of eternal life, and the Chalice of ever- 
lasting salvation. 

Be pleased to look upon them with a favorable and serene 
countenance, and to accept them as Thou wast pleased to accept 
the gifts of Thy just servant Abel, and the sacrifice of our father 
Abraham, and that which Thy great priest Melchisedech offered 
to Thee, a holy sacrifice, a spotless victim. 



Humbly we ask it of Thee, God Almighty: command these 
things to be carried by the hands of Thy holy angel up to Thy 
altar on high, in the sight of Thy divine majesty, that as many of 
us who, by this sharing of the altar, shall receive the most sacred 
Body and Blood of Thy Son, may be filled with every heavenly 
blessing and grace: through the same Christ our Lord. Amen. 

Remember also. Lord, Thy servants who have gone before us 
with the sign of faith and sleep the sleep of peace. (The Celebrant 
calls to mind the dead for whom he wishes to pray.) To them, 
Lord, and to all who rest in Christ, grant, we pray Thee, a place 
of cool repose, of light and peace: through the same Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

To us also. Thy sinful servants, hoping in the multitude of 
Thy mercies, deign to grant some part and fellowship with Thy 
holy apostles and martyrs: with John, Stephen, Matthias, Barna- 
bas, Ignatius, Alexander, Marcellinus, Peter, Felicity, Perpetua, 
Agatha, Lucy, Agnes, Cecilia, Anastasia, and with all Thy saints. 
Into their company we pray Thee to admit us, not considering our 
merits, but pardoning our oflfenses: through Christ our Lord — 

Through Whom, Lord, Thou dost always create, sanctify, en- 
dow with life, bless, and bestow upon us all these Thy gifts. 



Through Him, and with Him, and in Him, is to Thee, God 
the Father Almighty, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honor and 
glory — 




Canon 



( The Celebrant sings the concluding words aloud) 



For ever and ever. R. Amen. 



The hordes Prayer 



{Sung by the Celebrant) 



Let us pray. 



Taught by Thy saving precepts and following Thy divine 
example, we make bold to say: 

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy 
kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give 
us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we 
forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into tempta- 



R. But deliver us from evil. Amen. 

Deliver us, we pray Thee, Lord, from all evils, past, present, 
and to come, and by the intercession of the blessed and glorious 
ever-virgin Mary, Mother of God, with Thy blessed apostles, 
Peter and Paul, and Andrew, and all the saints, mercifully grant 
peace in our days : that through the bounteous help of Thy mercy 
we may be always free from sin and safe from all disturbance — 



Through the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, Who lives 
and rules with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God — 



World without end. R. Amen. 

The peace of the Lord be always with you. 

R. And with your spirit. 

May this mingling and consecration of the Body and Blood 
of our Lord Jesus Christ be for us who receive it a source of life 
everlasting. Amen. 



tion. 



The Breaking of the 




[Recited by the Celebrant silently) 



{Sung aloud by the Celebrant) 



The Agnus Dei 

{Sung by the Choir) 

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, have 
mercy on us. 

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, have 
mercy on us. 

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, grant 
us peace. 

Preparatory Prayers for Communion 

{Recited by the Celebrant silently) 

O Lord Jesus Christ Who saidst to Thy Apostles, Peace I leave 
with you, My peace I give unto you; look not upon my sins, but 
upon the faith of Thy Church; and vouchsafe to grant her peace 
and unity according to Thy will: O God Who livest and reignest 
world without end. Amen. 

The Kiss of Peace 

{Here the Pax or ceremonial Kiss of Peace is given to all the clergy in turn, 
with the following form) 

Peace be with you. 

R. And with your spirit. 

O Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, Who according to 
the will of the Father, through the cooperation of the Holy Ghost, 
hast given life to the world : deliver me by this Thy Most Holy Body 
and Blood from all my transgressions and from all evils; make me 
always adhere to Thy commandments and never suffer me to be 
separated from Thee; Who with the same God the Father and the 
Holy Ghost livest and reignest God, for ever and ever. Amen. 

Let not the partaking of Thy Body, O Lord Jesus Christ, which 
I, though unworthy, presume to receive, turn to my judgment and 
condemnation: but through Thy goodness may it be to me a safe- 
guard and a healing remedy both of soul and body; Who livest and 
reignest with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, 
world without end. Amen. 



The Communion of the Celebrant 



( The Celebrant recites these prayers silently) 



I will take the Bread of heaven, and will call upon the name 
of the Lord. 

Lord, I am not worthy that Thou shouldst enter under my 
roof, but say only the word and my soul shall be healed. 

Lord, I am not worthy that Thou shouldst enter under my 
roof, but say only the word and my soul shall be healed. 

Lord, I am not worthy that Thou shouldst enter under my 
roof, but say only the word and my soul shall be healed. 

May the Body of our Lord Jesus Christ preserve my soul to 
life everlasting. Amen. 

What shall I return to the Lord for all that He has given to 
me? I will take the chalice of salvation and call upon the name of 
the Lord. Praising, I will call upon the Lord, and I shall be saved 
from my enemies. 

May the Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ preserve my soul to 
life everlasting. Amen. 



{Sung by the Choir. After the Celebrant has received Holy Communion, he 
cleanses the sacred vessels and his fingers, and then washes his hands.) 



They sang to Thy Holy Name, O Lord, and praised Thy vic- 
torious hand. 



The Communion 




Wisdom 10, 20 



The Post Communion Prayer 

[Sung by the Celebrant at the Altar) 

V. The Lord be with you. 
R. And with your spirit. 

Let us pray. 

Look down mercifully, O Lord, upon the sacrifice we offer 
unto Thee: through the intercession of Blessed John, Thy confessor, 
may it ensure us safety under Thy protection and enable us to 
break through the snares of our enemies: through our Lord, Jesus 
Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, God, in the 
unity of the Holy Ghost, for ever and ever. R. Amen. 

{The Postcommunion Prayer of the Tuesday after Passion Sunday follows) 

Let us pray. 

Grant, we beseech Thee, Almighty God, that ever following 
after Thy divine things, we may deserve to attain heavenly re- 
wards: through our Lord, Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and 
reigneth with Thee, God, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, world 
without end. R. Amen. 



The Dismissal 

{Sung by the Celebrant) 

V. The Lord be with you. 
R. And with your spirit. 

{Sung by the Deacon) 

Go, the Mass is ended. 
R. Thanks be to God. 



The Blessing 

{Sung by the Celebrant) 

V. May the Name of the Lord be praised. 
R. From this time on forever. 
V. Our help is in the Name of the Lord. 
R. Who made heaven and earth. 

May Almighty God bless you, the Father, the Son, and the 
Holy Ghost. R. Amen. 



The Last Gospel 

{Recited by the Celebrant. It is the Gospel of the Tuesday after Passion 
Swiday.) 

John 7, 1-13 
V. The Lord be with you. 
R. And with your spirit. 

The Continuation of the Holy Gospel according to John. 

At that time Jesus walked in Galilee, for He would not walk in 
Judea, because the Jews sought to kill Him. Now the Jews' feast of 
Tabernacles was at hand. And His brethren said to Him: Pass from 
hence and go into Judea, that Thy disciples also may see Thy works 
which Thou dost. For there is no man that doth anything in secret, 
and he himself seeketh to be known openly: if Thou dost these 
things, manifest Thyself to the world. For neither did His brethren 
believe in Him. Then Jesus said to them: My time is not yet come: 
but your time is always ready. The world cannot hate you: but 
Me it hateth, because I give testimony of it, that the works thereof 
are evil. Go you up to this festival day, but I go not up to this 
festival day: because My time is not accomplished. When He had 
said these things, He Himself stayed in Galilee. But after His 
brethren were gone up, then He also went up to the feast not 
openly, but as it were in secret. The Jews therefore sought Him 
on the festival day, and said: Where is He? And there was much 
murmuring among the multitude concerning Him. For some said: 
He is a good man. And others said: No, but He seduceth the people. 
Yet no man spoke openly of Him, for fear of the Jews. 

R. Thanks be to God. 



After the Mass 

The Bishop leaves the Akar and returns to the Throne, where 
he removes the Mass vestments and puts on the Cappa Magna, 
the great cape with lengthy train and with the outer cape of er- 
mine. This robe is a sign of jurisdiction and authority and is there- 
fore worn by the Bishop only within the limits of his diocese. 
Similarly, the Archbishop wears the Cappa Magna as a sign of his 
authority, not only in his own Archdiocese but also in the dioceses 
of his Province. 

When the Bishop has recited the prayers of Thanksgiving, the 
solemn procession leaves the sanctuary, the Solemn Installation 
and Solemn Pontifical Mass are at an end, and Christopher Joseph 
Weldon is fourth Bishop of this holy Church of Springfield. 



The Acclamations 

{Sung by the Choir after the Mass, as rendered in Rome on the occasion 
of the Election and the Coronation of Pope Pius XII, and at other solemn 
functions.) 

Christ conquers! Christ rules! Christ commands! 

Unto Pius Twelfth, Supreme Pontiff and Universal Father: 
Peace, life and eternal salvation. 

Christ conquers! Christ rules! Christ commands! 

Unto Christopher, the Most Reverend Bishop: 

Peace, life and eternal salvation. 

May the Lord keep him, and grant him life 

And make him blessed upon earth. 

Long life! Long life! Long life! 

Christ conquers! Christ rules! Christ commands! 

His power shall be from sea to sea 

And from the rivers even to the end of the earth. 



Arms of the Bishop of Spring f eld 



BLAZON 

Impaled arms. Dexter: argent, a cross pomme throughout 
gules between four fountains. Sinister: argent, a fess indented sable 
between in chief a mond gules, charged with the monogram of 
Christ of the field, and in base three ermine spots of the second, all 
within a border engrailed of the third. 

Motto: Ut Christum Feram — That I may bear Christ. 

SIGNIFICANCE 

The entire "achievement," or coat of arms as it is generally 
called, is composed of the shield with its charges, the motto and the 
external ornaments. As one looks at the shield, the terms dexter and 
sinister must be understood contrariwise, as the shield was worn 
on the arm in medieval days and these terms were used in the 
relationship of the one behind the armor. 

The dexter impalement is reserved in heraldry for arms of 
jurisdiction; in this instance, the coat of arms of the Diocese of 
Springfield. The cross of our Faith, in one of the heraldic forms 
known as "pomme," is tinctured in red, the liturgical color asso- 
ciated with the Redemption. The four roundels with the wa\y 
silver and blue bars are known as "fountains" and, as the heraldic 
equivalent of springs, furnish a beautiful example of canting arms 
which bespeak the name of the bearer, the Diocese of Springfield. 
These roundels in blue and silver commemorate the Blessed Virgin, 
the Mother of God, since these are the tinctures of Our Lady. 

The sinister impalement by custom bears the arms of the 
Ordinary of the Diocese. The arms of the Weldon family of Ireland 
consist of a silver shield on which is emblazoned a black fess (hori- 
zontal bar) within a red engrailed border. The fess has been dif- 
ferenced by indentations resembling a saw, as a reference to St. 
Joseph the Carpenter, and the second name of the Bishop. 



The orb at the top of the shield displaying the Chi-Rho, the 
monogram of Christ, is another example of canting arms. This is 
the familiar orb which appears in the hand of the Infant Jesus on 
the shoulders of St. Christopher. Since any device on a shield is 
known as a charge or bearing, the orb charged with the monogram 
of Christ may well be called a "Christ bearing" symbolically refer- 
ring to Our Blessed Lady, the first bearer of Christ, and also sym- 
bolically representing the name of the Bishop, Christopher. 

The motto "Ut Christum feram" (That I may bear Christ) at 
once appropriately reflects the symbolism of the orb and promul- 
gates the program of Bishop Weldon as he enters his new Diocese. 

The three ermine spots in the base of the shield appear on the 
arms of the Dwyer family of Ireland, which is the family of Bishop 
Weldon's mother, and since these same spots appear on the shield 
of His Eminence Francis Cardinal Spellman, under whom Bishop 
Weldon was serving as Director of Catholic Charities at the time 
of his appointment, they refer also to the Cardinal Archbishop of 
New York. 

The external ornaments are composed of the green pontifical 
hat with its six tassels on each side disposed in three rows, and the 
precious mitre, the processional cross and the crosier, all in gold. 
These are the presently accepted heraldic trappings of a prelate of 
the rank of Bishop. Before 1870, the pontifical hat was worn at 
solemn cavalcades held in conjunction with papal functions. The 
color of the pontifical hat and the number and color of the tassels 
were signs of the rank of a prelate, a custom which is still preserved 
in ecclesiastical heraldry. 



Musical Program 

Schola Cantorum of Priests' Choir 
Cathedral Male Choir and Sanctuary Choir 



Under the Direction 
of 

Reverend James P. Sears 

THE INSTALLATION 

Sacerdos et Pontifex 1st Mode 

Ecce Sacerdos Magnus Weigand 

Antiphon: Princeps gloriossissime 1st Mode 

Te Deum (Assembled Priests) Tonus Simplex 

Motet: Christus Factus Est Obediens Palestrina 

THE PONTIFICAL MASS 

Introit: Ego autem 1st Mode 

Kyrie: from Mass in D minor Stewart 

Gloria Stewart 

Gradual: Qui timetis 1st Mode 

Tract: Fortitudo mea 8th Mode 

Credo Stewart 

Offertory: Invocavit 6th Mode 

Motet: Quid Retribuam Feltz 

Supplement: Laetamini 5th Mode 

Sanctus Stewart 

Benedictus Stewart 

Agnus Dei Stewart 

Communio: Decantaverunt 1st Mode 

THE ACCLAMATIONS 
Christus Vincit Montani-Carturan 

THE RECESSIONAL 
Virgo Virginum Praeclara C. Rossini